By Danielle Coots
For the News-Current
BEAVERCREEK — Beavercreek Park, Recreation & Culture is all set to celebrate fire prevention week with three fun events planned for the area. Try a Truck, Fire Prevention Open House and Day Air Credit Union Open House are scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 15.
“Kids and adults love seeing the big vehicles up close and getting to climb on and sit in the driver’s seat. It’s fun to see their eyes light up and the excitement on their faces,” Beavercreek Recreation Program Supervisor Erin Morley said, “We have several new vehicles joining us in addition to some tried and true favorites.”
Events are schedule as: 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. – Try a Truck, 789 Orchard Lane; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Fire Prevention Week Open House , Fire Station 61, 2195 Dayton-Xenia Road and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Day Air Credit Union Open House, 2089 Dayton-Xenia Road.
This year’s event includes a bouncy house, semi-truck, dump truck, snow plow, tow truck, mini Zamboni, ambulance, cement mixer, police cruiser, fire trucks, the Bookmobile, school bus, garbage truck, and more.
For the past 10 years, the Beavercreek Fire Station and the Municipal Maintenance facility collaborated to have Try a Truck and the firehouse open house on the same day, since they are so close together. This year, Day Air Credit Union joins forces with festivities planned such as fun games and a free lunch including hot dogs, chips, and soda.
“Day Air Credit Union opened their new branch this Spring and is a great community partner that wants to get involved in our community,” Morley said. “Their contribution allows for us to provide a bounce house and giveaways free of charge at the Try a Truck this year.”
“This event brings together the public and safety services as well as private businesses who provide so many essential services for our residents. It gives all participants a chance to connect with their community and learn about these services while having lots of fun,” said Morley. “The city is thrilled to work together with the Beavercreek Township Fire Department and Day Air Credit Union to provide this to the community.”
This annual event is expected to bring in over 500 children, along with families. All vehicles will be open for exploration, as allowed.
For more information contact Beavercreek Park, Recreation & Culture at 937-427-5514.
Danielle Coots is a freelance writer for Greene County News.